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Thursday, October 2nd, 1997
(Steffen Walton).

It is difficult to get in contact with the expedition, as they are dependent on their solar panels making power to the satellite phone and the laptop. And as it has been raining for weeks by now, it has made it difficult to charge the batteries. Last time we heard from them they were keeping to schedule and are using the days climbing up and down the mountain to adapt the body to the thin air. In the altitude they are entering, the oxygen content in the air correspond to living from the oxygen left in your expiration air. For the time being there are another five expeditions on Makalu, two of which are having major problems with altitude sickness. The problem with the solar cells makes it impossible to answer questions too.
Sorry, the editors.

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